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Differences: Video Filters (Deblock) & Advanced (Deblocking)?

Oct 27, 2012 at 9:14 PM
Edited Oct 27, 2012 at 9:16 PM

What's the difference between those two Deblock-ing settings? Which one is used for what? Could they be used together or do they interfere in a negative way?

Sorry, I'm a x264-Beginner...


Thank you in advance.

 With kind regards.


Oct 27, 2012 at 11:07 PM

The Advanced setting is built into x264 itself and the other is a processing filter that HandBrake runs. You probably only care about the one in Video Filters.

Oct 28, 2012 at 12:16 AM

Handbrake describes Deblock as follows on their wiki:  "Deblock will smooth away blocking and other artifacts from low quality sources. The further the slider moves to the right, the more intensely it smooths away detail. Deblock is a post-processing filter from the MPlayer project, called pp7."

Hence I thougtht the encoded mkv would be filtered afterwards by a Media Player when being played but, well doubted it to a certain extent. And according to "Video filters run over a source before it is encoded, to correct different kinds of problems with their video content." Then the Video Filters are described.

All in all I am confused: What's better and why are there two Deblock(ing)-options...

What's the better one as both seems to do the same?

Oct 29, 2012 at 12:16 AM

As your only developing a - super - GUI for Handbrake, I asked in the Handbrake-Forum. The answers are availanle here:

By the way I should have used the Search within the Handbrake-Forum as it has already been answered - several times...